Mohawk Industries Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
96 Reviews

3.3
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Mohawk Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Benefits, good people, innovative technology (in 3 reviews)

  • Great people and great products (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management needs to interact with employees more to know what's going on (in 6 reviews)

  • Mediocre benefits and pay, nepotism is rampant, long commute if you live in Atlanta (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    ive really enjoyed the ten years at this company

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    Current Employee - Weaver  in  Landrum, SC
    Current Employee - Weaver in Landrum, SC

    I have been working at Mohawk Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    salary is great people are friendly

    Cons

    company needs to recreate new business connections and to grow the employment rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please be patient with your employees and take there advice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Many twists and turns

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mohawk Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Products are good. Heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    Customers say that Mohawk is difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the sales process, beginning with Customer Service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I am a dedicated forklift operator.

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Mohawk Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I like the hours that I work. My hours are 2:00am until 10:00am in the morning. I'm off every weekend, so thats a plus.

    Cons

    The people I work with are not nice at all. When you give a hundred percent you should at least be notice for the team effort you put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like adults not little kids.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical big company, both good and bad, and always red tape to cut through.

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Mohawk Industries full-time

    Pros

    The company is corporately invested in being the best it can be. The products and technology offered are truly cutting edge relative to the rest of the industry. Mohawk prides itself on bringing value and more profitability to the flooring industry, which despite massive objection from competition, does a great job. Also there are many outlets within the company: hard surface, soft surface, commercial, multi-family.

    Cons

    Very much a top-down management style throughout the company. The words constructive criticism have probably never been uttered in Dalton, GA (corporate headquarters). The companies' number one goal is protecting shareholder interest and that is made very clear. As an employee you will be made to feel like a number, and speaking of numbers, if your sales numbers aren't up from the previous year, expect to be looking for another job. Also, as with a lot of big companies, lots of red tape to get through, and that has become customer's perception of Mohawk: "hard to do business with".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees and lower level management to make decisions to at least give the perception of Mohawk as a flexible company. Quit making one size fits all templates in Ga and applying it to the rest of the country. Markets are different and so are customers. Technology is great, but having a practical use for it is the of the utmost importance; hire a few young up and comers in corporate and allow them to lead the charge. Along those lines, start looking for a more modern company culture: work hard/play hard, value and reward creative thinking on all levels, and get away from the good ole boy mentality.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Reresentative
    Former Employee - Sales Reresentative

    I worked at Mohawk Industries full-time

    Pros

    Ecellent salary, benefits, and teamwork. Everyone at the same level works together, because everybody is helping everybody to gain business. There is lots of infrastructure to support, however, based in GA it is very spread out.

    Cons

    Corporate Structure seems to continue to change, not always for the better.
    Go into any flooring store and ask small business perspective on the company, what you hear is mostly true...
    Due to distance between main infrastructure and other parts of company, things like weather have a massive impact.
    Serious Ebbs and flows during seasonal changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructuring will have people leaving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    At my plant it's not what you now is who! So sad.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA

    I have been working at Mohawk Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, but not for all.

    Cons

    We have an open door policy but it is not what it needs to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a direct link to upper Management,posted in every break room via Phone or e-mail not the "800" hotlink will not get past certain individuals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience... through a gauntlet

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Dalton, GA

    I have been working at Mohawk Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good exposure to senior management. Very open to new ideas. Lots of opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    Hard to get projects into place (particularly when dealing with certain departments). Too cheap in some areas. Won't spend money where needed at times. Laid off too may people from some key departments and now it is difficult to get certain projects done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication... stop laying off so many people... and establish a standard for respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good job, not competitive pay!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mohawk Industries

    Pros

    Big company with many opportunities.

    Cons

    Too many to list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your high perfomers!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    great for five years. Terrible for the last three

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager  in  Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Mohawk Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great benefits. Room for advancement. Worldwide opportunities. Good products

    Cons

    some bad middle management. micro managing. They blamed sales reps for drop in business during the economic downturn. They buy companies and then salespeople compete against them instead of merging with them. Do not value the mom and pop stores. Looking for large business partners. You will work a lot of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with what got you here when things were bad. Let reps do their job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Innovative company that struggles to keep quality professionals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mohawk Industries full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, forward-thinking, innovative, solid leadership team, opportunities for advancement if you work yourself to death

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits and pay, nepotism is rampant, long commute if you live in Atlanta

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know how to build a successful company. But can you keep it together? Please, don't forget about employee morale. Here lately, it's been pretty terrible across the board. Less people are doing more work and there aren't enough incentives or perks to keep the quality professionals we need to stay competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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